CRAVING A LITTLE SOUL FOOD?
If a new drug came on the market that reduced anxiety, increased productivity, suppressed your urge to eat, and gave you increased self-confidence, would you give it a go? Cardio exercise IS that drug. Not only is it free, but while you’re getting a physical transformation you’re also relaxing your mind.
BETTER MOOD, BETTER MOVE
A little movement can improve your mood after just 5 minutes! Doing just 5 minutes of cardio causes your brain to release serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine and this makes you feel happier immediately.
IMPROVES SELF CONFIDENCE
Once you feel like you can achieve something, your confidence skyrockets! By completing an InspireCycle class, you show yourself everyday that you can achieve something you didn’t think you could. A Kinesiology professor at a university said, “Cardio can help unearth or unleash certain personality traits… it can show you what you’re capable of in one aspect of your life, which can then help you achieve goals in other areas that are social, personal and professional.”
BUILDS MENTAL STRENGTH
When you’re climbing that hill, you aren’t only challenging your body – you are challenging your mind. Can you make it to the top of that mountain? YES. Will you make it to the top? YES. Cardio shows you that you can overcome challenges and it challenges your mind to say “Actually, I can”. Andrea Hanson, a life coach who is passionate about cardio says, “When you see yourself persevere, it builds confidence and trust that you are the type of person who can overcome obstacles”.
SHOWS THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF CHANGE
By changing your body through cardio, you are proving to yourself that you are capable of creating change – and not just in terms of your health… According to research, cardio has the psychological benefit of showing “people that they are capable of making a positive change and mobilising their energy for the greater good. This can spill over to many aspects of a person’s life.”
GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO GET OUT
Making cardio a part of your daily routine, whether it be running outdoors, or an InspireCycle class, gives you a chance to get out and about. It is important for all of us to get a change of scenery and do something for ourselves, and doing some cardio is a great way to do just that! We all need a little me time.
Love + Light